31 Dec '11, 2am

Chan Chun Sing might become S'pore's next PM. Lee Hsien Loong aims to step down by 2020.

Chan Chun Sing might become S'pore's next PM. Lee Hsien Loong aims to step down by 2020.

POLITICS: CHAN CHUN SING -- ST FILE PHOTO From a young age, Mr Chan Chun Sing has been a high-flier. A President's Scholar at 18, he became Chief of Army at 40. Now, at 42, he is one of the youngest ministers to be appointed to the Cabinet. This has fuelled talk that the Acting Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports (MCYS) is a front-runner to become the next prime minister. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong aims to step down by 2020. While these are early days, observers concur that his performance has been promising. They hail recent MCYS plans - such as more resources to support services for the elderly, initiatives to help the disabled and improving the childcare sector - for delivering welcome government aid. Those who have worked with the Cambridge economics graduate speak of his sharpness in analysing issues. His portfolio gains special significance next ...

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